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Hong Kong: Airline trade union leader sacked in government revenge attack

HKCTU needs to call strike action by airline and airport workers who are facing the brunt of government ‘white terror’ By Socialist Action reporters (our sister organisation in Hong Kong)  The trade union chairperson for 2,000 flight attendants at Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon airline, Rebecca Sy On-na, has been sacked. This is the latest and most serious attack on employees ...

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Why is the Amazon burning?

By Electra Kleitsa, Xekinima (Greek Section of the CWI- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to) This July, very worrying news came to light: it is estimated that since the beginning of the year, when Jair Bolsonaro took over the presidency of Brazil, the Amazon loses a forest area equal to one football ...

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Resolution on World Economic Crisis

The following resolution was passed at the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to. It gives an analysis of the potential for a new crisis for the world capitalist economy and the impact this will have on the consciousness of the ...

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Hong Kong: Mass struggle needs new direction

Organising the working class is the key to victory 1.7 million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday 18 August in yet another gigantic display of anger and defiance against the local (Hong Kong) and central (Beijing) governments. The struggle now enters its 12th week as the Chinese dictatorship shows no signs of shifting from its strategy of increasingly brutal ...

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Seattle: Socialist City Council Member Kshama Sawant to Face Off Against Amazon’s Candidate

By Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US and the sister organisation of the Socialist Party. The initial results for Seattle’s city council primary elections will greatly sharpen the class divisions in Seattle. Led by Amazon, big business in Seattle is waging a ferocious campaign to defeat every candidate who isn’t firmly aligned with them. Through a record-breaking infusion ...

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Mass protest needed to stop Modi’s attack on the people of Kashmir

By Geert Cool, Left Socialist Party (CWI in Belgium)  Seventy two years after the agreement between the Maharajah (King) of Kashmir and the Indian Government on accession of Kashmir in the areas of foreign affairs, telecommunications and defence, India is unilaterally terminating the autonomous status of Jammu & Kashmir. After years of rebellion in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the government announced that ...

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US: Importance of the Kshama Sawant Re-Election Campaign

By Bryan Koulouris, member of Socialist Alternative- sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US. Kshama Sawant was first elected to the Seattle City Council in 2013 with over 90,000 votes, running as a proud Socialist Alternative member back before “Bernie” and “AOC” were household names. Kshama used her 2013 election campaign to advocate strongly for the $15 an ...

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Solidarity with workers in Puerto Rico

Over the last number of weeks Puerto Rico has been engulfed by mass protests culminating in a general strike that saw the overthrow of the country’s governor Ricardo Rosselló. Below is the text of a leaflet distributed by our sister organisation Socialist Alternative that is translated from Spanish. A political earthquake has hit Puerto Rico with several days of mounting ...

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Review: Diego Maradona directed by Asif Kapadia

Reviewed by Kieran Mahon Diego Maradona, now 58, is the subject of Asif Kapidia’s latest film examining fame. Using access to hundreds of hours of unseen private footage, new interviews with Maradona, narration from his personal trainer and his ex-wife, and contemporary footage he has constructed an enthralling two hours and ten minutes of film.  It opens with a frantic, ...

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Oppose imperialist warmongering against Iran

By Colm McCarthy The ordering, and subsequent cancellation of military strikes against Iran by the Trump administration is merely the latest in a series of escalations by the United States aimed at that country. The strikes that were apparently launched followed the shooting down of an unmanned drone in the Strait of Hormuz, but Trump claims he decided to change ...

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